LEARN FRENCH IN 2 MINUTES - French idiom: C'est l'hôpital qui moque de la charité

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LEARN FRENCH IN 2 MINUTES - French idiom: C'est l'hôpital qui moque de la charité

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Hi everyone, hope you are doing well.

Welcome to this format of short videos where we see each time a French expression.

Today, we're going to look at the expression "the pot calling the kettle black".

Before starting, remember to activate the French subtitles.

It will help you better understand and remember all the new words or anything we're going to see in this video.

It's the pot calling the kettle black or the pot calling the kettle black.

If we say, "the pot calling the kettle black", the expression is really very, very familiar, whereas "the pot calling the kettle black" can be used in more contexts.

But what does this expression mean?

When we use it, we want to say to someone who reproaches us or points out a defect. When this person also has this defect, also does something wrong.

You will certainly understand better with some context.

For example, if I ate all the chips in my house and someone blames me, for example, my husband will blame me, will tell me you ate all the chips.

I'm going to tell him, it's the pot calling the kettle black. You ate all my yogurt.

So you see, someone reproaches me, but I find that this person is no better than me.

She makes the same mistakes I do, so I'm going to tell her it's the pot calling the kettle black. Here's another context.

For example, at work, I can say.

My boss blames me for taking too long of a lunch break, when I only take an hour. I can tell it's really the pot calling the kettle black.

He leaves every day at noon and returns at 2 pm.

It takes twice as long. It's the pot calling the kettle black.

So he reproaches me and he does the same thing, even worse.

And that's it for the expression of the day.

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